A welcoming community for middle and high school students
Following mandates of local Austin officials and in an effort to reduce the spread of covid, all in-person programming and in-person worship currently have been reformatted for online participation only. To get connected with our Youth Ministry, please contact Devon Bailey, Director of Youth Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I come because it’s different from other groups I belong to. It doesn’t matter what you are at school; here you can be more like you. It’s fun to be together with friends and do the trips, but sometimes there is something more. I can’t quite describe it, but that something more is why I keep coming back.”
– a First Church youth
FUMC Youth Ministry
The FUMC Youth Ministry engages all middle and high school students in a supportive, welcoming community that invites them to grow in a life-long relationship with Christ and each other through service, worship, and fun.
Some special things you will find in our program are: an emphasis on hands-on missions with work weeks in Appalachia and Austin; Sunday evening sessions that combine an emphasis on prayer and the spiritual life with lively programs and fellowship; and highly committed United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) counselors.
Awaken – Sunday School
Join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. to wake up with fellowship, study, and donuts! We will gather for music and announcements, then split into middle school and high school groups to awaken to God’s word.
6th-8th grades meet in Room 202 in the Family Life Center
9-12th grades meet in Room 203 in the Family Life Center
Engage – Sunday Evenings
Come Sunday nights to dig deeper through fellowship, study, and prayer. We will engage our whole selves in discussion, prayer, and worship…plus a whole lot of fun! Engage meets each week from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
Connect: Self, Community, God
Our Tweens (5th, 6th, and 7th graders) are invited to join us monthly as we build relationships, serve, and help youth connect to one another and with God during the transitional pre-teen years. Connect will meet one Friday each month from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
Our 8th, 9th, and 10th graders are invited to take the next step in their faith journey. Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. Confirmands are asked to remember their baptism, so we ask each of our participants to have been baptized prior to completing Confirmation. Confirmands will complete their Confirmation by being asked to take the same vows of membership in The United Methodist Church and our local congregation that all who join are asked.